Nike fire up their nostalgia machine by unveiling the first release of a throwback-infused collection. What we're looking at here is the first of four boots that'll be launched as part of the 'Future DNA' pack, and kicking things off is the PhantomVSN dressed up as the Nike Hypervenom launch colourway from 2013. 

Reaching into their archives for a collection that celebrates a meeting of now and nostalgia, the PhantomVSN 'Future DNA' drop is, in short, a PhantomVSN II suited up to look like the OG Hypervenom launch and worn by Neymar seven years ago ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. 


The Hypervenom was introduced in an iconic orange and black colorway with a skull and crossbones graphic to signal an attacking on-pitch style to defenders. The Phantom VSN 2 Future DNA Hypervenom channels the spirit of its predecessor with throwback colourways and is updated with texture placed exactly where control is needed — on the instep for trapping, and along the outside of the foot for creative dribbling and flicking passes.

The Hypervenom only lasted for three generations before being replaced by the PhantomVSN series but most players would agree that it peaked at the first generation thanks to its super-soft Nike Skin upper, and it's this colourway from the first ever Hypervenom that has been chosen to kick off Nike's first limited project of 2020.


Dropping in limited numbers, the PhantomVSN II 'Future DNA' edition was worn on pitch by Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz earlier in the week and that's it for player support, but it's expected to sell out rapidly, as all limited edition Nike boots do. We can confirm that this will be the first of a four boot pack with one limited edition boot launching a week, every week, all through March, with a different retro inspired design on each silo. You're gonna want to stay tuned...


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